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  • We all know that shipping containers are durable steel boxes, but you really considered why they're so durable, even long after they're no longer being used to carry cargo around the world? Shipping containers are designed to be carried back and forth across the oceans carrying the things that make our everyday life more convenient; things like clothing and bedding, flat screen televisions and ...
  • The market for storage space is expanding and becoming more and more competitive. It seems that almost everywhere you turn, someone is interested in providing you additional storage space lately. There are many options available and it's no small task to compare them and find the solution that's best for you. While we know that each person and situation is unique, we'd put together some b ...
  • Are you confused about the difference between a portable storage container and a shipping or cargo container? There's no need to be embarrassed, many people are.  Unless you're working with containers on a daily basis, or have done extensive research it can be confusing at first.  The primary source of confusion is the similarity of the names, both shipping container and portable storage con ...
  • There's a fair amount of confusion in the marketplace about the differences and similarities between storage containers and shipping containers. Most people assume they're the same thing, however the similarities stop at the shape of the box. Shipping containers and storage pods both have great features and benefits, but depending on your requirements choosing one over the other could leave your b ...
  • Most people are aware of standard and high cube dry van containers, but what if your project or job calls for something a little different? Many people don't know that other options exist, but there are a few other types of “specialty” shipping containers that aren't in as high circulation, but they can be found in various markets around the world, and the United States. Open Top Conta ...
  • Shipper owned containers, or SOC, are just as they sound, shipping containers that are owned by the company or person that own the goods or products that are loaded inside of the shipping container. The opposite of an SOC is a container that's owned by the shipping line or logistics company that's moving the products for the consignee. Without rehashing our previous article on Shipper Owned Contai ...
  • Painting a shipping container can be a lot easier, and cheaper, than you may think, especially if you plan it out properly and make sure it's done the right way the first time. There are many reasons to paint your shipping container. The most obvious is aesthetic reasons, if you're going to have to look at it every day for several years you don't want an eye sore sitting on your property that ...
  • Open sided shipping containers are one of the many types of specialty shipping containers. Specialty shipping containers are called this as they aren't dry, or standard shipping containers or the conventionally used refrigerated containers. Open sided containers are just as described, containers with doors that open on the sides to allow greater access to the inside of the container. Sizes of ...
  • 2018 is going so fast, it's almost hard to contain ourselves! This President's Day the offices at ContainerAuction.com will be partially closed. Partially in that we will be replying to emails and text messages, but will not be in the office throughout the day. Similar to ContainerAuction, many of the ports and depots around the country will be closed. If you intend on picking up a shipping contai ...
  • March 20-22, 2018 is the annual Intermodal Asia event that takes place in Shanghai, China. This even is one of the largest intermodal conferences in the world, and without a doubt the largest in Asia. It draws exhibitors and guests from all around the world, and this marks fourth year in a row that ContainerAuction.com will be in attendance. What Goes On at Intermodal Asia? The Intermodal As ...
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